Posts Tagged ‘Square Enix’
It’s no secret that Square Enix have been struggling in recent years but a recent announcement has added extra concern for even the biggest of Square Enix Fans. The struggling game developers recently posted a 13,700 million Yen loss for the fiscal year finishing on March 31st. They also announced that they have begun a number of strategic initiatives to help improve their returns for 2014, including changes in their development policy and a new look at their business model.
Square Enix have blamed the decline in revenue on poorly performing games with a number of their biggest games underperforming in the industries biggest markets. Both Tomb Raider and Hitman: Absolution failed to meet expectations and Square Enix have yet to impress fans with any recently released Final Fantasy titles, arguably their most popular franchise.
Despite the decline in games sales their browser-based and smartphone market has increased, with Dragon X leading the charge. They have also said that they feel the console market has become too competitive which could potentially mean that we could be seeing less and less console titles from Square Enix and more mobile-based games.
It must be so difficult having such a strong reputation for good RPG games and then refusing to listen to the hundreds of thousands of requests. Final Fantasy Versus? FF7? It’s not rocket science SE.
Sleeping Dogs was one of the quiet hits of 2012; promising an in-depth story and open-world exploration, the sales felt short of many expectations. Ryan McBride of GamerGrub takes a look at Sleeping Dogs and explains why he feels the game is one of the strongest titles from 2012.
Square Enix have just announced that the latest DLC for their Hong Kong beat ’em up, Sleeping Dogs, is now available to purchase on both the Playstation Network and Xbox Live Marketplace. (more…)
Sometimes it feels like there is literally an app for everything. Need to find your nearest toilet? Or want something to do while you’re sitting on it? There’s an app for everything and Square Enix expand their mobile repertoire with the release of the fan favorite, Final Fantasy IV. (more…)
Square Enix recently announced that Tomb Raider fans will have the opportunity to get a sneak peak into the game world with the recently released Tomb Raider Scavenger Hunt. Players have the opportunity to win a huge selection of exciting prizes including limited edition Tomb Raider games consoles, a life sized statue of Lara Croft and even an all-expenses paid trip to Fiji. (more…)